Valdosta Daily Times

Top News

November 8, 2012

Georgia State cuts 110 positions to save about $4 million

ATLANTA — Georgia State University has eliminated 110 positions to save about $4 million.

Spokeswoman Andrea Jones tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/RJ7BhG ) that 25 of the jobs were filled and none of those jobs were faculty. Jones says they were mostly administrative support positions.

The cuts came after Gov. Nathan Deal ordered nearly all state agencies to cut about 3 percent of their budgets because of the weak economy. Georgia State President Mark Becker wrote in a memo this week that the permanent reduction adds up to a savings of more than $5 million for the school.

The school has also postponed maintenance projects, cut money for travel and left dozens of vacant staff and faculty positions open.

The university previously eliminated 300 jobs in 2009 to save about $9 million.

———

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

 

For more on this story and other local news, subscribe to The Valdosta Daily Times e-Edition, or our print edition

1
Text Only
Top News
Top News
Poll

Do you agree with the millage rate increases?

Yes. We need to maintain services
No. Services should have been cut.
     View Results